Kaifiyat Express derailment: Number of injured goes up to 100
As many as 100 passengers were injured as ten bogies of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in UP’s Auraiya district early today after dashing against a dumper carrying construction material for railway work, officials here said.
However, the railways said 25 persons were injured in the incident and that the dumper did not belong to them.
Superintendent of Police, Auraiya, Sanjay Tyagi said 10 coaches of the train derailed of which one overturned leading to injuries to 100 passengers of which four with serious injuries were rushed to Saifai and Etawah hospitals.
Some of the injured were discharged from hospitals after first aid, the SP said, adding that there is no report of any casualty so far.
The train travelling from Azamgarh to Delhi collided with the dumper at around 2:50 am between Pata and Achhalda railway stations, a spokesperson for the North Central Railway (NCR) said.
Secretary, Home, Bhagwan Swarup said the accident took place due to a loader carrying material for work on dedicated freight corridor.
“The accident took place because of a loader carrying sand for track working for dedicated freight corridor. It overturned and came on the track,” he said.
“It was not an unmanned crossing. But there was a road parallel to the …read more